Date: 1st Sept 2010
Microchip ships its one millionth development
Microchip has said it has sold its one millionth development
tool during the 14th annual Worldwide MASTERs Conference
held in Phoenix, Ariz. Microchip also honored Mike Nicholson,
Engineering Manager from Price Electronics in Winnipeg,
Canada, as the recipient of its one millionth tool.
"We've been using Microchip development tools and
PIC microcontrollers since 1999," Nicholson said. "We
fell in love with Microchip's development tools and support,
and a lot of their application notes have really helped
us with our designs." Nicholson added, "We've
learned a ton over the last three days at the MASTERs Conference.
It's great to have the 1 millionth development tool in hand,
and we look forward to using it."
"Microchip has a reputation for providing the industry's
best tools and support, and the shipment of our one millionth
development tool demonstrates that embedded designers have
found this reputation to be well founded," said Mitch
Little, vice president of Microchip Worldwide Sales and
Applications. "Microchip's unique in-house tools strategy
is one of the main ingredients in our customers' success,
enabling us to continuously enhance tools with advanced
features while retaining control of quality, delivery and
"From evaluation kits, programmers and in-circuit
debuggers to state-of-the art in-circuit emulators that
run full speed with tomorrow's highest speed technologies,
our MPLAB tools offer simplicity, power and affordability,"
said Derek Carlson, vice president of Microchip Development
Tools. "Microchip stands alone among semiconductor
companies by offering a universal and truly integrated development
environment that supports our entire line of 8-bit, 16-bit
and 32-bit PIC microcontrollers, and dsPIC digital signal
controllers, ranging from 6-pin to over 100-pin devices."